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Maker Faire Long Island

The Magic Never Died

Maker Faires are slowly coming back. Maker Faire Long Island, after not happening for two years, took place in June at Long Island Explorium in Port Jefferson Village. Everybody was happy to come back, said co-producers of Maker Faire Long Island, Angeline Judex and Lisa C. Rodriguez. Angeline is the Long Island Explorium’s Executive Director […]

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Make:cast Wyoming's Maker Pass

Wyoming’s Maker Access Pass

Tyler Kerr runs the Innovation Wyrkshop, a makerspace at the University of Wyoming. Largely because of COVID, state officials saw the potential for makerspaces in vocational rehab and developing skills in local communities. And so they are funding the build out of a network of makerspaces throughout the state. Tyler and his students set out […]

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Making Is So Elementary

Making Is So Elementary

“The Kids Are Like Me.” Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn’t realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn’t how she learned best. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to keep her hands moving, if not her body. When she became an educator, she realized that the kids that she was looking […]

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Mike Senese

Mike on Make:

Make: Executive Editor, Mike Senese, is leaving after almost nine years. He sat down with Dale Dougherty to talk about what he enjoyed about his job. The first issue he worked on was Volume 36, which was quickly followed by an issue on Drones. He talks about his favorite issue of Make:, which is tied […]

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Determination: Makers in Ukraine

Determination: Makers in Ukraine

Determination seems like the best word to describe the collective response of Ukrainians as they fight for their country, for their home and their freedom. One month ago, I spoke with Yuri Vlasyuk and Svitlana Bovkun who live in Kyiv. That was the day Russia invaded Ukraine. I knew them because they were producers of […]

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Fearless CNC

Fearless CNC

You might say that CNC is a stepchild in the digital fabrication family, not the friendliest or easiest tool to get to know in the makerspace. Yet CNC is not something that most makers should be afraid of. New software tools like Fusion 360 allow you to see in simulation what the CNC machine is […]

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Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Best Maker Schools: University of Maryland

Makerspaces are becoming a fixture on college and university campuses. In fact, there are often multiple makerspaces on campus. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the growth of makerspaces followed a pattern I’ve seen elsewhere. Student-driven makerspace were started, often as clubs, and then professors started spaces with departmental funding, but now larger makerspaces […]

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